Ikea SLADDA Aluminium Bike £450 / £349 with family membership
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Ikea SLADDA Aluminium Bike £450 / £349 with family membership

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Found 18th May
Brand new Ikea Bike launched. 25-year guarantee on the frame and 10-year guarantee on the belt drive. Can purchase loads of accessories.

Frame comes in 26" or 28".

26" and 28" frame bikes weigh only 15kg and 16kg respectively. Both have a max load of 160kg.

Bike on its own is £349 using family membership (free and can sign up on the day). This is a really good price for an aluminium bike with a long guarantee.

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Original Poster

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Edited by: "RHodgett" 18th May

Sorry, 2 gears and a coaster brake for £349? Don't see a deal here, unless you are happy to pay for Ikea branding.

The 2 customer reviews I've read are also pretty bad. Such a heavy bike with only 2 gears might work somewhere flat like the Netherlands but it doesn't work here.

I don't know much about bikes, but i do know you can get a lot more bike for the same money.

these have been in IKEA for at least a year.

K0YS

I don't know much about bikes, but i do know you can get a lot more bike … I don't know much about bikes, but i do know you can get a lot more bike for the same money.



Yep got a carrera vulcan on the cycle to work scheme for £250 much better than this. When did Ikea become so expensive?

"Only 15kg"... pretty heavy as for the alu bike.

Looks a bit girly. Will stick to my 12 year old carerra hybrid which cost me under 200quid, is lighter and has 10 times as many gears.

Crap value for money. No deal here.

I can see why they have the confidence to give a 25 year guarantee on the frame. That is one seriously heavy bike for an aluminium frame, I can only conclude that the wall thickness of the aluminium tubing for the frame is twice the industry standard, so it will last 25 years.

10years warranty on the belt? for regular commute on a gear bike that will save £600 in running costs on a chain driven bike easily, provided regular servicing is done on the chain driven bike and it's not run into the ground till the chain snaps. and there is no warranty on a snapped chain. that's wear and tear. a

Looks pretty good to me if you want a long lasting bike for poodling around town or commuting fairly short distances.

Belt drive will add a premium - and the long warranty is great. Providing the ratios are wide, 2 gears might be enough. I have a 3 speed Brompton which gets up most hills - even in Wales. Disc brake is a good add-on for this price range too.

I think you could get a better bike for the money, something like the Claud Butler Classic (other branded hybrids are available!) can be got for under £300 and will give 21 speed shimano and real brakes that could stop a bike travelling at speed. This looks like it's just an IKEA gimmick and frankly overpriced for spec.
Claud Butler Classic
I've been using one of these as a run around for ten years and its still going strong. Has done trips up to 30 miles which I wouldn't fancy on the IKEA bike.

Edited by: "wantsomepls" 19th May

I prefer the local bike and you get quite a few goes for £349............349 in fact.

shanecr

10years warranty on the belt? for regular commute on a gear bike that … 10years warranty on the belt? for regular commute on a gear bike that will save £600 in running costs on a chain driven bike easily, provided regular servicing is done on the chain driven bike and it's not run into the ground till the chain snaps. and there is no warranty on a snapped chain. that's wear and tear. a



Do you normally spend £600 on chains and gear set wear and tear in 10 years?

monkeyhanger75

Do you normally spend £600 on chains and gear set wear and tear in 10 … Do you normally spend £600 on chains and gear set wear and tear in 10 years?



Let's see:

A chain once a year at around a tenner (£100)
Cogs every couple of years at around £20 per time (£100)
Chainset perhaps £35 x 3 in 10 years( £100)
Rear Mech/cables - perhaps 2x (£50)

= £350 plus bike shop fitting charges + inflation (some bike parts have doubled in price in the last decade)

£600 would be at the upper end I reckon, but depends on how much riding you do.

Whether IKEA will still be fulfilling the warranty in 10 years is another matter.
Edited by: "greencat" 20th May

a bike serviced once a year, for cables and drivetrain only....£65-£90 a time. average bike service that includes cables is £50. where I work chain fitting is seperate there, so £73 for cables and new chain. no cassette/freewheel. that's another £20 at least. and if only servicing once a year depending on miles and rider habits, i find more often than not you need cassette with chain most times. £600 is very generous.

^ and ^^. I suppose it depends on how much work you do yourself and how many miles you put on your bike. Personally I wouldn't replace a cable that showed no signs of wear for at least 5 years (weekend fair-weather rider), i'd just take up the slack with adjustment. I've never had a chain snap on me, nor stretch to the point i'd want to replace it within 3 years. Someone who does 20 miles a day to get to work and back may need servicing more often.

This has one of the highest weight capacities of any bike at 160kg or just over 25 stone, it's designed so anyone can get cycling without restriction. So it's a heavy bike for that reason, there is probably a couple of kg in there of extra strengthening. I think its a great concept but not for everyone.
Edited by: "bonzobanana" 20th May

belt drive is a big selling point, and other than decathlon you wont find a belt drive bike for under £500....

greencat

Let's see:A chain once a year at around a tenner (£100)Cogs every couple … Let's see:A chain once a year at around a tenner (£100)Cogs every couple of years at around £20 per time (£100)Chainset perhaps £35 x 3 in 10 years( £100)Rear Mech/cables - perhaps 2x (£50)= £350 plus bike shop fitting charges + inflation (some bike parts have doubled in price in the last decade)£600 would be at the upper end I reckon, but depends on how much riding you do. Whether IKEA will still be fulfilling the warranty in 10 years is another matter.



LOL are you serious???

You don't buy a chain every year!!! You don't need to buy anything apart from accessories unless something goes wrong.

I have had a bike for the last 9 years (used nearly every week) and have never replaced any parts.

As for "servicing" you do that yourself with some simple tools, things such as tightening bolts and chain.
The only thing I have bought for servicing in that 9 years is a 2 bottle's of chain lube which are around £4 each.

So for 10 years you would expect to spend around £10 for service costs. Dude, put your £600 towards a holiday.

BigPro

LOL are you serious???You don't buy a chain every year!!! You don't need … LOL are you serious???You don't buy a chain every year!!! You don't need to buy anything apart from accessories unless something goes wrong.I have had a bike for the last 9 years (used nearly every week) and have never replaced any parts.As for "servicing" you do that yourself with some simple tools, things such as tightening bolts and chain. The only thing I have bought for servicing in that 9 years is a 2 bottle's of chain lube which are around £4 each.So for 10 years you would expect to spend around £10 for service costs. Dude, put your £600 towards a holiday.



Dude, I cycle 3-4K miles a year. It doesn't happen unless I replace a few parts each year.
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